Connectivity:

It looks like currently, the invasion of the knockoff Vertu phones is targeting only Europe and Asia. That’s why they are only tri-band (900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz). V9 uses GPRS to connect to the Internet and even if you are not trying to open complicated pages (they don’t open at all), the slow speed and the lack of viewing options (landscape/zoom/panning) will make you avoid using this function.

The good news is that the phone supports stereo Bluetooth. In the box, there’s also a cable for PC connection with the options to use the clone as a mass storage device, COM-Port (needed to sync your contacts with Outlook, but since there isn’t any software included in the set, it is useless) and WebCam. That’s an interesting option, since our unit is not equipped with a camera.

Multimedia:

According to the specifications provided by the manufacturer, V9 has 128MB of built-in memory and 32MB RAM. The bitter truth is that it only has 760KB of free memory. At least there is a microSD slot, supporting cards up to 1GB, where you can store your music and later play it, that’s if it is in mp3 format of course…


In any case, that’s what you’ll think at first. The audio player reveals yet another software imperfection. It can only find files stored in the folder My Music. It offers options as repeat, shuffle, background play, and equalizer. You can also play a tune via the file manager, but that will limit you to only being able to control the sound volume.

The same goes for the image viewer and the video player. Only MP4 and 3gp formats are supported with inability for reproducing high bitrate and resolution videos. However, there is a landscape mode.

There’s also a sound recorder. It works just fine and has a convenient shortcut. Bravo!

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